We can fish all winter , and many years we do , but for this year today is the last trip , November 17.
Fishing reports have been mostly good for these winter chinooks , the local feeders . It is a calm clear day , preceded by a cold frosty night , so we didn't get started until nearly noon when the world warmed up .
A sea lion tracks us for a while . We saw him at a distance splashing the surface with a fish of some kind , as they do to break the meal into large bite-size pieces. He came over to check us out but lost interest after a few minutes.
There were only a few boats out, even though the conditions were perfect . We noticed these fellows playing a fish as we drove by on the way in.
We think the winter chinooks are the tastiest salmon of all.